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intense pressure on president trump, as his former lawyer implicates him in criminal behaviour. michael cohen pleaded guilty in court to misuse of campaign funds — claiming mrtrump had directed him to pay hush money to his alleged former mistresses. the claims came as mr trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, was found guilty in a separate court for bank and tax fraud — we'll bring you all the latest from washington. also this lunchtime: the trauma of being a victim of a financial scam — banks are told not to automatically blame the customer. i realised that everything i had worked for, my pension, lump sum, all my savings were gone in a flash. tackling the unethical puppy farmers — government proposals to ban the sale of dogs and cats by commercial outlets in england. the unsigned cheques sent by ryanair as compensation for cancelled or delayed flights, leaving the passenger with bank charges. and just ten minutes‘ play for the fans at trent bridge, before england suffer a massive defeat to india in the third test.
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and coming up in the sport later in the hour on bbc news: it could be a vintage year for arsenal legend thierry henry, he's set to take over at bordeaux. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. donald trump is under mounting pressure after his former lawyer, michael cohen, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws and implicated the president in his crimes. mr cohen — who once said he'd take a bullet for the president — said he was ordered to use election funds during the 2016 presidential race to pay two women who claimed they'd had affairs with mr trump. it came as anotherjury convicted donald trump's former campaign
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chairman paul manafort of bank and tax fraud — prior to his work for the president. our washington correspondent, chris buckler, reports. mr president, any reaction to the news from the manafort trial? president trump landed in west virginia to attend a rally, and to face many questions about two men who were once part of his inner circle. two men now facing substantialjail services. in new york, mr trump's former lawyer and fixer michael cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud and breaking campaign finance laws. while just outside washington, a jury found the president's former campaign manager, paul manafort, guilty of a series of financial crimes, in a case brought by the special counsel, robert mueller, who is investigating allegations of russian interference in america's presidential election. this is a witch—hunt, and it's a disgrace.
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this has nothing to do what they started out — looking for russians involved in ourcampaign. there were none. i feel very badly ifeel very badly for i feel very badly for paul manafort. he said that he was being treated worse than the mob boss al capone. mr manafort made tens of millions of dollars working for oligarchs and politicians in ukraine, money he had from the authorities in foreign bank accou nts from the authorities in foreign bank accounts and which he used to fund a lavage lifestyle, spending huge sums on property, cars and clothing including this, $15,000 jacket made from ostrich. mr donald dewer trump! —— mr donald] trump! manafort‘s crimes were not connected to the period he worked for donald trump's campaign. but michael cohen claims some of the offences he committed
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were committed under the orders of the president. specifically, trying to influence the vote. congratulations! he says mr trump told him to pay tens of thousands of dollars to stop the porn star stormy daniels from making allegations about a sexual relationship, and to silence the former playboy model karen mcdougal from going public with claims about an affair. mr cohen pled guilty to two campaign finance charges. both for the purpose of influencing the 2016 election. in addition... what he did was he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the 2016 campaign. would be detrimental in front of his supporters in west virginia, mr trump avoided talking about his former lawyer. but he made no effort to hide his purity with the investigation and
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the many media reports. fake news and the russian which hunt! where is the collusion? you know, they are still looking for collusion. where is the collusion? but mr trump is now himself facing serious allegations, a truth that he might find more difficult to dismiss with his usual catchphrases. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. what do the latest developments mean for the president and what is likely to happen next? richard galpin has been looking at the potential impact of michael cohen's plea. the revelation that michael cohen, donald trump's former lawyer, had testified that he had been directed by the president to commit a federal crime involving payments to silence women mr trump had allegedly had affairs with is potentially the most damaging development for his presidency. welcome to cbs this morning, back—to—back legal blows for president trump... 0n american tv channels this morning, it's been headline news. with lawyers spelling out
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what the implications could be for mrtrump. he committed a crime. he should be indicted. if he were not president, he clearly would be indicted and jailed for that crime. but whether he can be indicted as president is not yet decided by the supreme court. it is possible these multiple scandals could now lead to the us congress considering impeaching the president. it's a thought process, the outcome is far from certain. the senate will convene... bill clinton is one of only two us presidents to have been impeached the country's history. he was acquitted in a vote in the senate and came out with record approval ratings. already, the united states is gearing up for mid—term elections in november, in which all the seats in the lower house are up for grabs and some in the senate. democrats need to make significant gains in the senate to ensure a successful impeachment. but analysts believe
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the president has been. there will be a political cost to the court battles and proceedings and guilty pleas and verdicts. we don't know how much that is. but if i were betting, i would say the odds are significantly higher that president trump will not finish his term than they were two days ago. for the president, there is possibly one option to make his tenure in the white house more secure. that is to pardon both michael cohen and paul manafort. it would be highly controversial and even some republicans are already dismissing the idea. the pardon is about... rewarding a person for doing something right, it's not about helping you as a politician. what may be the sting in the tail for the white house is that his former lawyer, michael cohen, could now give evidence to the investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign team and russia. he reportedly has a lot to say. chris buckler is in washington.
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a highly controversial presidency, but this must surely be donald trump's darkest day yet? yes, as you know, donald trump is a president who sometimes appears to court controversy. the reality is he is facing very serious questions and he is ina is facing very serious questions and he is in a spotlight he does not wa nt he is in a spotlight he does not want right now. the conviction of two those close to him in the 2016 presidential election on serious charges is something that causes him problems, but it is the thing being pointed by his former loyal —— lawyer michael cohen that suggests he was involved and conspired to break campaign finance laws that makes it extremely difficult for him and he cannot simply dismiss all of thatis and he cannot simply dismiss all of that is fake news. it is also uncomfortable for those around him. there seems a real feeling that there are people and settled around donald trump and within the
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republican party. because this is going to be an issue. in the congressional elections coming up in november, the mid—term elections, which are very important, not least in controlling the house will stop and controlling the house is very important if you want to try to impeach a president. we are going several steps down the road but, at the same time, it gives you a sense the same time, it gives you a sense the jeopardy donald trump is the same time, it gives you a sense thejeopardy donald trump is in the same time, it gives you a sense the jeopardy donald trump is in at this particular moment. particularly as people look at exactly what those involved around him were involved in. it goes to his judgment. involved around him were involved in. it goes to hisjudgment. trump himself on twitter normally vents his rage and makes clear his very fulsome opinions. but he has been quiet today, he has not spoken so far about paul manafort or michael cohen directly. and perhaps it is bad to say that in the world of donald trump, that silenced speaks a little more than tweets. many thanks, from washington. banks have been warned that it's "not fair" to automatically
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blame customers for money lost through a scam. last year, customers transferred nearly £2110 million to fraudsters, only a quarter of which was refunded by financial firms. the financial 0mbudsman service said the growing sophistication of frauds and scams meant banks cannot simply assume their customers were careless. zoe kleinman reports. £68,000. that's how much money jenny parkinson, from dorset, transferred to a fraudster over the phone when she was told her bank card had been compromised and she needed to move her cash to a more secure account. she recalls the moment her actual bank told her it had all been a scam. he said, i must tell you now, as you have done the transfers, it's not our responsibility for this loss of money. upon which, i actually was physically sick. because i realised that everything i had worked for, my pension lump sum, all my savings was gone in a flash. the financial 0mbudsman
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says it has had around 8,500 similar complaints this year, up 17%. last year, bank customers transferred nearly £2110 million to fraudsters. it all comes down to who is to blame. the banks say if the transaction was authorised by you, it is called being grossly negligent. it's your fault and they don't have to pay you back. in some cases, you are having to work out, unbalanced did they authorise it or not? because different legal tests apply according to that, but if they didn't, so, were you grossly negligent? that's the test. what we are saying is that a pretty high bar and banks should be really careful in thinking about whether or not customers have been grossly negligent. it's notjust being careless. a high bar indeed. only a quarter of cash transferred to fraudsters last year was ever refunded. with scammers getting more
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sophisticated, it's more important than ever to stay on your guard. the key thing to remember always is to take a moment if someone approaches you out of the blue and asks you to do something, particularly transferring money from one account to another, because your bank or police will never ask you to do that, that's a real warning sign. as forjenny, she did get her money back, but it took six months and a lot of persistence. i was one of the very, very fortunate ones. many people have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket. the ombudsman is promising clearer rules on reimbursements in the nearfuture, but people are still warned to be vigilant. facebook and twitter have suspended or removed a number of accounts from its platforms linked to iran and russia, citing "inauthentic" or "manipulating" behaviour. more than 650 facebook pages and groups were called "misleading" by the company. twitter said it had suspended 284 accounts with apparent links to iran. 0ur media editor, amol rajan, is here. they have been under pressure to do
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something for quite some time. indeed, they have been under pressure a lot of this year, it has been a difficult year for facebook with a reputational hit over the data scandal round cambridge analytica and concern about russian interference in america's democracy using facebook as a platform. this shows facebook trying to show it is being proactive rather than reactive in addressing the bad actors operating on its platform. 652 pages, groups or individuals on facebook and within one hour of facebook and within one hour of facebook making that announcement, twitter said they had also got rid of 284 accounts. what is interesting and new in this story rather than us this year is that this shows the companies are working very closely together to attack the same people trying to use their platforms to spread misinformation. the other fingers, it shifts the focus. we have had a lot of talk about russia this year, most of this bad activity came from iran, about three quarters
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of it, and much of it related to iranian state media. there is a sense the tension is shifting focus. we discover the problem is you get rid of someone here and they pop up elsewhere. this is a blunt that will be managed rather than salt, you can never get rid of everyone, and ultimately, it is going to be better and better technology and machinery and better technology and machinery and artificial intelligence rather than manpower that is going to reduce the threat. thank you. a british man is feared dead after he was reportedly thrown from a banana boat in portugal on monday. richard chapelow is believed to have fallen from the boat, along with three others, at the santa clara dam, in the south of the country. he had been a guest ofjon hunt, the billionaire founder of the foxtons estate agency. mr hunt said it was a time of great sorrow and that he and his family were devastated. police in berlin have arrested a russian man who's suspected of plotting a bomb attack in germany. officers have searched the home of the 31—year—old man. prosecutors say he'd stockpiled explosives in his apartment. the sale of puppies and kittens
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by pet shops and other commercial dealers in england could be banned under new government plans. the proposals, which are out for consultation, are designed to tackle unethical puppy and kitten farms. it would mean people wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old would have to go to a registered breeder or to a rescue centre. and a warning — andy moore's report contains images some viewers may find distressing. we're a nation of animal lovers, and we're willing to pay a lot of money for the right type. that's what drives the unethical breeding trade. but then there are dogs like darwin, six years old and currently unwanted, his home right now in an rspca centre in bath. under the government proposals, anyone wanting a pet would have to come to a rescue centre like this or go to a registered breeder, where they could see the puppy or the kitten with its mother. it's estimated that up to 80,000 dogs are sold every year that come from puppy farms. they often have lots of health
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issues and problems fitting into a home environment. i mean, it'sjust really a kind of wild west situation. we've got puppies coming from all over. we've got illegal imports. we know that there is very high levels of illegal imports that could actually be importing additional diseases into this country. and heaven knows the conditions that those poor mums are in as well, literally being used as breeding machines. that's the side that we don't see. lucy was the dog that, more than any other, led to this government announcement. no longer wanted as a breeding mother at a puppy farm, she was rescued with terrible injuries. the proposed ban on third—party sales, so—called lucy's law, is named after her. i've got five rescues. it takes a lot of time. but if you're just going to have one dog, the commitment is quite profound. it does change your life, and so you should think about it very, very carefully, and i think this will make the public think carefully. because they can't just say, "oh, i like that puppy, i'm going to have it." the organisation that represents many pet shops fears a new law might drive sales underground.
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anything that improves animal welfare has got to be good but we think there is a journey to get there rather than just an outright ban. we have seen outright bans on this industry cause problems, and we don't think this will necessarily work that quickly and that well. the government move has been generally welcomed by animal charities, but there are worries about possible loopholes. we do have concerns about the fact that the re—homing sector is not regulated and third—party sellers could set themselves up as a re—homing organisation, as a guise to carry on their trade. this move on its own won't close down the puppy farms, but the government and campaigners hope a whole raft of new measures will eventually mean the end of their cruel trade. andy moore, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime. intense pressure on president trump as his former lawyer implicates him in criminal behaviour. and still to come —
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why an airport terminal building and the office of a bike manufacturer have now been given listed status by historic england. coming up in the sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news: it's all over in the space of three overs at trent bridge as india beat england by 203 runs in the third test. rya nair has apologised after nearly 190 customers who were owed compensation for cancelled and delayed flights were given cheques that bounced. a bbc investigation found that a number of customers were charged extra fees after banks rejected unsigned cheques. the airline said it had sent out 20,000 cheques last month and blamed the problem on an "administrative error". since april, more than one million ryanair passengers in europe have had delayed or cancelled flights after the airline was hit by strikes and air traffic control problems.
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0ur transport correspondent tom burridge reports. there have been a few wobbles for ryanair this summer. strikes by some of its pilots and cabin crew in parts of europe caused major disruption. now the bbc has found out that some customers who were sent compensation by the airline were given an unsigned cheque. gordon fong got £440 after a nightmare journey in june. he was supposed to fly from murcia in spain back home to bournemouth. but his flight was first diverted to madrid. then ryanair took him to birmingham. so he had to get a two and half hour taxi to get home. surely a company of that rate has cheques, especially a large company like ryanair, these things should not happen. so i was quite embarrassed and quite annoyed, really. rya nair has apologised.
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it said an administrative error meant 190 unsigned cheques were sent out last month. a tiny number, it said, because in the same month it gave out a total of 20,000 compensation cheques. ryanair is now one of the world's biggest airlines. it flew 130 million passengers last year. when you have a giant airline like ryanairfailing in the most basic duty of signing cheques before they go out, it adds to the sense that this is an airline in considerable disarray. having said that, of course 400,000 people will fly safely and mostly on time with ryanair today. but they really need to get their management sorted out. ryanair says it has now sent out new signed cheques to affected customers. people we've spoken to say that the whole affair has cost them time and money. tom burridge, bbc news. a powerful earthquake has shaken venezuela's coastal region and capital, caracas. it comes as the country attempts to get a grip of its economic crisis which has led to the introduction of a new currency.
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thousands of people are continuing to flee the country with many families leaving due to soaring prices as well as a lack of food, medicine and nappies for their children. venezuela's inflation rate is expected to hit one million per cent by the end of the year — which has forced the government to introduce a new currency to try to bring the crisis under control. scotland's public finances have improved slightly — with an increase in revenue and a reduction in the deficit — according to the latest officialfigures. but the scottish government last year spent nearly 13.5 billion pounds more than it raised — meaning the nation's deficit is four times higher than that of the uk as a whole. 0ur scotland correspondent james shaw is in glasgow. — how significant are these latest figures? they give a sense of the health of public sector finances in scotland
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and whereas the previous year the deficit as a proportion of total economic activity was 8.3%, in the most economic activity was 8.3%, in the m ost rece nt economic activity was 8.3%, in the most recent year just 7.9% so economic activity was 8.3%, in the most recent yearjust 7.9% so the gap between what is gathered in and what is spent has got smaller and that will be welcomed. but they are also significant in the wider sense in that they feeding to the argument about scottish independence. the scottish first minister this morning nicola sturgeon said that it showed scotla nd nicola sturgeon said that it showed scotland was on the right path and in other words on the right path to good government and potentially independent government whereas the scottish secretary david mundell, the uk government representative in scotland, he said it was concerning that the deficit was proportionately four times biggerfor that the deficit was proportionately four times bigger for scotland and for the whole of the uk. that is just the start this argument, it will intensify as the months go on as brexit gets closer and those questions about the future of scotland, it should be within the uk after brexit or should be as an
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independent nation possiblyjoining the eu, those arguments will simply intensify. british wheelchair racer? kare adenegan shot to stardom by breaking the world record and beating the paralympic champion hannah cockcroft at the anniversary games in london last month. tonight the 17—year—old will be taking a break from her history coursework to once again race her rival — and the woman who inspired her to take up the sport — at the european para athletics championships in berlin. kate grey has been to meet her. kare adenegan watched the london 2012 paralympics from the comfort of her own home. six years later, all eyes were on her at the london stadium as she broke the world record in the t 34100 metres. that from kare adenegan, absolutely outstanding... beating anna cockcroft, the athlete that inspired her, all those years ago. but away from the track, kare is like any other teenager. when i'm not training, i'm doing work. like at the moment i'm
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doing my history coursework. it's a bit boring, but i also like hanging out with friends. i really enjoyjust being able to relax and not have to think about training all the time. the yaki soba is good, that's what my mum usually has. we are doing a—levels, which is difficult as it is, and she's out there winning medals at the same time! it's really great to have someone like that to inspire us all. so when the socialising is over, she's back to business. and it's here at the local track in coventry where kare is fully focused on her training. and with her coachjoe king, they are building towards the european championships. it's something i've never done before so it's time for a new challenge. i'm hoping to go out there, just focus on myself and try and just stay consistent. i don't really know what to expect but as long as i've done my best, i'll be really pleased. and the rivalry with hannah cockcroft will continue.
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despite beating the panelling champion, kare still looks up to her toughest opponent. i remember when i first met her injanuary 2013, i had my phone and i wanted to take a selfie, i was literally shaking! oh my god, it's hannah cockcroft! she's still a huge role model to me and i still think about all the success that she has had and continues to have. and i have so much respect for that. and sometimes i have to pinch myself and think wow, i'm actually doing it. but yes, it's really great to race alongside her. and atjust 17 years old kare seems to have all the ingredients of a champion and supportive friends and family with her every step of the way. kate grey, bbc news, coventry. england's cricketers have lost the 3rd test against india by 203 runs after one of the shortest days of action in test cricket history. england needed to bat all day to avoid defeat — but it tookjust 17 balls and 10 minutes for the final wicket to fall in front of a sparse crowd — who were allowed free entry to trent bridge. it makes the series score 2—1 to england. patrick gearey was there. roll—up, roll—up, for a day at the test.
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even if it is a short one. at least it's free. nottinghamshire county cricket club reversing a decision to charge £10 for a ticket even though play might only last one ball, after significant criticism on social media. we got our original policy wrong, frankly. we did what felt right at the time. it felt right last october to put tickets on sale. it didn't sit with us too well this morning hence the reason for the change. they will take a financial hit, but the aim is to ensure there are witnesses to the final moments of his tests. i think it's excellent, if the school holidays, it may get some young children in and it will be fantastic. it is a brilliant idea especially when only one wicket to go. i do not think it will be lasting that long. well, it will get people in to see the very final act of this test match. it shouldn't happen in silence and a completely deserted ground! we are still here because of this man. adil rashid. he defied india yesterday evening, batting with the last man, jimmy anderson. india might have been planning
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to have been celebrating last night, instead they are back here today with one job left to do. 0ne wicket to go to get right back in this series. best get to your seats early, though, a day of test cricket has never lasted just a single delivery. jimmy anderson avoided that bit of have history. but anderson has a batting average of less than ten. this time he got to 11 before the inevitable happened. an indian victory has been a long time coming in this match, it was set up by taking ten wicket on one afternoon on sunday and confirmed by taking one wicket in ten minutes today. patrick gearey, bbc news at trent bridge. over 400,000 sites have now been listed for protection by historic england. the latest additions to the national heritage list include the head office of the bike manufacturer raleigh in nottingham, and an art deco terminal building at birmingham airport. lizo mzimba has more. voiceover: the duchess goes on to birmingham to open the new airport that has cost well over a quarter of a million pounds... the elmdon building, opened almost 80 years ago by the duchess of kent, was the original terminal at what was to later become birmingham airport.
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it's now been given listed status as an outstanding piece of 1930s art deco architecture. the number of listed sites in england has now reached 400,000, thanks to today's latest additions. the criteria are quite wide ranging, some of the time it will be to do with architecture or merit in quality, sometimes to do with engineering, innovation and design innovation. other times it will be to do with an amazing story to do with the community or an individual, orjust the sheer beauty of a space or a place. other buildings to be newly listed include birches "squatter‘s cottage" in shropshire, a now rare example of the kind of agricultural accommodation that was once common in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. the former raleigh cycle company head office office in nottingham is also included. it has exterior decorating panels showing children holding bicycle parts and tools, mimicking a production line. it was built in 1931 and for many years, the firm was the world's
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biggest manufacturer of bicycles. and more recent buildings like plymouth‘s theatre royal which was opened in 1982 and which is seen as a striking and sophisticated example of 20th—century design. being listed means a site receives special protection, hopefully ensuring that it can continue to be appreciated and enjoyed by future generations. lizo mzimba, bbc news. firefighters in scotland have rescued a small dog that was trapped in an underground rabbit warren by listening for his heartbeat. the dog named bear was trapped for four hours beneath a field in west lothian. firefighters used specialist equipment designed to detect survivors in earthquakes. once they picked up the sound of his heartbeat — they were able to dig down and rescue him. bear has now been reunited with his owner. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich.
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it is the last day of high temperatures across southern and eastern parts as things are changing. a little bit of sunshine this afternoon but for many further north and west that change has already begun. we've seen some outbreaks of rain and you can see on the satellite picture this cold front and behind that the air is turning increasingly cool and fresh. cool air lying turning increasingly cool and fresh. coolairlying in wait turning increasingly cool and fresh. cool air lying in wait up to the north west and that is heading our way over the next few days. so for this afternoon the frontal system is bringing some rain down into wales and parts of the midlands, most quite light and patchy but with the odd heavy burst. a fair amount of


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